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Address: Castle Ashby, Northampton NN7 1LJ, England
Phone Number: +44 1604 695200
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10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Castle Ashby Gardens is home to Parkland designed by Capability Brown,...

Castle Ashby Gardens is home to Parkland designed by Capability Brown, Formal Italian Gardens, an Arboretum, and a small Animal Menagerie. The Gardens are extremely well maintained and are among the best in the county. There is something here for everyone.

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Wonderful gardens

We frequently visit Castle Ashby gardens.Parking is plentiful,cafe is good though a little expensive, I was concerned once when I saw a dog inside the cafe and near the kitchen... read more

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We frequently visit Castle Ashby gardens.Parking is plentiful,cafe is good though a little expensive, I was concerned once when I saw a dog inside the cafe and near the kitchen area being stroked by someone who appeared to be the cook/chef. Gift shop staff always friendly, outside areas recently refurbished and include a nice childrens play area which is very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We love visiting Castle Ashby gardens. My daughters (3 and 5) were entertained for 4 1/2 hours here on Saturday. Beautiful gardens, a small but fun menagerie (chipmunks, meerkats & marmosets are the more unusual animals) and a great play area. We had a picnic in the shade of the trees by the ponds and enjoyed an ice cream from... More 

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Thank Kate H
Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was a family get together age ranging from 66-10, we had a lovely lunch and coffee followed by a relaxing walk around the estate. We discovered beautiful gardens, history and a small animal area that included farm animals to meerkats. A lovely day for us all. Will definitely return, even if it's just for the yummy cake!

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Thank Jlh470
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Entrance fee of £5.50 is quite steep in my opinion. The gardens are well kept but aren't very big. I am from a big city so see gardens like these with no entrance fees. There is a small farm with only a couple of animals which includes a tortoise, rabbits, 2 monkeys, plenty of meerkats and some others. There is... More 

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Thank David R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were recommended this place by a friend who used to live in the area. What a beautiful setting. The grounds are so neat and pretty. Can't really get close the castle. But there is so much to see in the garden. Even though it was raining a bit it was still worth a visit. There is a cafe there... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Castle Ashby gardens on one of the sunniest days of the year. The gardens and flowers looked beautiful in the sunshine and there were plenty of shady spots to sit and enjoy the day. The animal farm/zoo was small but a great extra touch to the £5.50 entrance fee per adult. The meerkats were fab! It was a... More 

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Thank Nikki A
Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Definitely worth a visit for the stunning gardens, menagerie - when I visited there were gorgeous, tiny baby meerkats - small plant nursery and excellent cafe.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited Castle Ashby with a group of vulnerable adults, the site was fairly accessible and there is so much to see. The Capability Brown exhibition and the animal enclosure were particular highlights. The tearoom serves fantastic cream teas and the staff are welcoming and helpful. I will most certainly be back again soon.

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Thank Melissa T
Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for afternoon tea booked in advance,the table was ready on arrival and there was a good selection of afternoon tea food, it catered for all the different tastes in our group. We then went round the gardens which were nice and it was a very pleasant afternoon .the only down side was the weather but it is England... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well laid out and accessible gardens with a small zoo and children's play area. A nice tea room and a plant centre made this a good family day out

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